Everyone loves special editions, especially us Filipinos. And when it comes to trucks that also holds true. When Isuzu announced that the D-Max Boondock, will make a comeback many were of course excited.
On May 25, 2019, at Isuzu Sta. Rosa, Isuzu Philippines Corporation has officially started its “Open House Campaign” and the highlight of which is the launch of the much awaited Isuzu D-Max Boondock 2019.
Now the D-Max in of itself is already a rugged, durable truck that can take on harsh terrain with only a few minor modifications. The all-new special edition Boondock D-Max, however, takes it up a notch with a couple of things Isuzu has added to it.
Aesthetically, the front, aside from the cool looking blue accents, is still adorned with a tasteful amount of chrome which is much subtler than what the X-Series’ front fascia has.
To the sides, the Boondock comes with very chunky and assuredly durable steel step boards with a honey comb design and with the Boondock logo very visible on the middle of its length.
These can be useful for the added benefit of easier access as the Boondock D-Max rides a little bit higher than the regular Isuzu D-Max. The D-Max Boondock is about 1,900 mm in height which is significantly more than the D-MAX LS and its ground clearance comes to about 247 mm, also a lot more than the regular truck.
The Boondock special edition D-Max's front does not deviate much from the original design
As for its suspension, the Boondock D-Max is equipped with an independent double wishbone with a coil spring and most notably, the mono-tube, nitrogen charged performance shock absorbers which look like they could take on almost anything the driver will put the D-Max Boondock 2019 through.
This fact is also supported by the all-terrain Yokohama Geolandar G015 tires that not only complement the over-all look of the Boondock, but the tires themselves are an excellent choice for the utility and versatility they provide.
Check out those beefy step boards and equally beefy tires
Aside from these, the Boondock also comes with a black roof rail which looks to be very durable, a larger skid plate, a rocker panel, cargo bed extender which will definitely help in hauling large stuff.
For color options, the D-Max Boondock may come in Galena Gray and Cosmic Black, both equally stealthy, subtle colors.
The interior of the D-Max Boondock is every bit as comfortable as the D-Max LS. It comes with a very excellently visible multi-information display which is not only useful but also cool to look at.
According to the latest car news, creature comforts for the D-Max include an 8-inch touchscreen monitor, a CD-DVD player, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB and AUX ports.
The bucket seats and the ones in the passenger cabin are covered with perforated leather which is thankfully dark in color to help avoid stains. These also look like they can take a beating.
All in all, head room and leg-room for the five passengers are sufficient.
The Interior has all the amenities you need for a comfortable ride
The D-Max Boondock comes with a host of safety features and driver assist technologies. Such safety equipment is the dual S.R.S airbags, electronic brake force distribution, traction control, hill descent control, brake override system, electronic stability control, and of course reverse sensing system with a camera.
>>> Check our Isuzu D-Max car review section for a comprehensive understanding of Isuzu D-Max's specification.
The D-Max Boondock's rear highlighting its special edition decals
The engine of the D-Max is still a 4 cylinder Blue Power diesel with an intercooler which you can find on the regular D-Max variants. The engine in question can make up to 177 horsepower at 3,600 RPM and an impressive 380 Nm of torque.
According to insider information, the Boondock will have a limited number of units available as such, if you’re quite big on Isuzu trucks, it would be prudent to get a Boondock now.
|Isuzu D-Max Boondock 3.0 LS 4x2 AT||P1,455,000|
|Isuzu D-Max Boondock 3.0 LS 4x2 MT||P1,390,000|
>>> View full Isuzu D-Max car price list for updated pricing and installment
With these 4x4 Boondock units though, our source said that if they do really well on the market, Isuzu might contemplate on producing a 4x4 variant. More Details on that, however, were not given to those who would prefer a 4x4 version might just have to wait a little longer for more news.
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